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The residents of a town built to house workers who produced the material used for the Nagasaki atomic bomb reflect on its troubled past.

In 1943, the US government took over a rural area in Washington state to build the nuclear facility that would produce the plutonium used in the atomic bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki. Richland was the town that accommodated many of the facility’s workers. Today, the local population is divided by pride and ambivalence when it comes to Richland’s past. While some strive for reconciliation with those directly affected, others are proud of the town’s history, the jobs created by the project and the symbol of strength that it projected to the world. At a time when the nuclear threat remains a clear and present danger, Irene Lusztig’s film is a sobering yet lyrical reminder for us to learn from the violence of the past.

This film has Audio Description available where an audio commentary of actions in the film, interspersed with dialogue, will be available through a headset that can be requested at the cinema. 

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Richland + Q&A
Curzon - Screen 1
Q&A with director Irene Lusztig. Moderated by Naziha Arebi
Richland + Q&A
Showroom - Warner Chappell Production Music Screen 4
Q&A with director Irene Lusztig. Moderated by Maxine Trump
Richland + Q&A
Curzon - Screen 3
Q&A with director Irene Lusztig. Moderated by Musanna Ahmed

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